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AFL flees Qld lockdown, NRL pushes on | Southern Highland News




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AFL teams have fled Queensland while the NRL will host a Sunday triple-header at an empty Suncorp Stadium, after a snap COVID-19 lockdown for the state’s south-east caused havoc for several sporting codes. Three AFL matches have been relocated while five clubs left Queensland on Saturday as the state government announced the three-day lockdown from 4pm. Saturday’s Gold Coast-Melbourne and Essendon-Sydney fixtures were postponed, while Sunday’s GWS-Port Adelaide contest was also affected. The NRL was forced to postpone all three of its matches in Queensland on Saturday, with the games instead to be played back-to-back-to-back at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. In the AFL, the Suns will now take on the Demons at…

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